Brokenshire, “Washington State Place Names”
Brokenshire, Doug. 1993. Washington State place names: From Alki to Yelm. Caldwell, ID: Caxton.
The author of this reader-friendly volume focuses more on the histories associated with the place names than on their etymologies. He does a fine job making Northwest history accessible. There are several entries that will interest the Chinook Jargon student:
- Alki Point
- La Push
- Okanogan (I hadn’t realized that Coxey George [from CJ kakshet ‘broken’] was a.k.a. George Lahome or Loup Loup George)
- Port Townsend
I won’t give away why some of these are relevant. Find a copy and enjoy!